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About the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest

St. Paul's favorite beer festival dedicated to craft beers! St. Paul Summer Beer Fest will take place Saturday, July 10th, 2021 from 2-5pm (early admission at 1pm) at the MN State Fairgrounds - International Bazaar in beautiful St. Paul. This outdoor craft beer festival will feature sampling from over 70 breweries in a commemorative tasting glass, live music, tasty food, a silent auction benefiting the YMCA of St. Paul, and the fun atmosphere of MN State Fairgrounds.

Location and Hours

Minnesota State Fair Grounds International Bazaar from 2-5pm. VIP & Early Admission ticket holders are allowed in one hour early at 1pm

Transportation and Parking

PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE, DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE. Take MTC bus or there is ample drop off area for those taking ride share, taxi, or getting dropped off.

Food

Food will be available for purchase using cash or credit card. No outside food or beverage is allowed into the event facility.

Vendors:

Entertainment

  • VIP HOUR The Johnson Brothers featuring members of Kind Country
  • 2:05 - 3:15pm Gentleman Speaker
  • 3:30 - 5pm Mark Joseph and the American Soul

Minnesota State Fair Grounds International Bazaar

St Paul, MN

July 10th, 2021

(Rescheduled from June 12th due to gathering restrictions)

Tickets On Sale Friday 4/23 @ 10pm

General Admission & Early Access Tickets Available

Local and National Craft Breweries

Unlimited sampling

Tickets

Early Admission

1-5pm

$60

Limited Tickets Available

  • Enter 1 Hour Early
  • Unlimited samples from local and national craft breweries!
  • Commemorative Tasting Glass
  • Music, Games, and more!
Purchase
General Admission

2-5pm

$45

  • Unlimited samples from local and national craft breweries.
  • Commemorative Tasting Glass
  • Music, Games, and more!
Purchase
Designated Driver

2-5pm

$15

  • Commemorative Tasting Glass
  • Water and Soda Samples
  • Music, Games, and more!

Designated Drivers may not sample any beer. Must be over 21.

Purchase

Retail Ticket Locations

The following excellent retailers are also selling fest tickets, avoid fees and support your local liquor store! 1st Grand Ave Liquors, Ace Spirits, Bent Brewstillery , Princeton Liquors, Stinson WBS, and Thomas Liquors

Breweries

2021 Participating Breweries

Download Official Program (1.4MB PDF)

  • Able Seedhouse & Brewery
  • Angry Orchard Hard Cider
  • Arbeiter Brewing Company
  • August Schell Brewing Company
  • Beaver Island Brewing Co.
  • Bent Brewstillery
  • Bent Paddle Brewing Company
  • Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
  • Dual Citizen Brewing Co.
  • Excelsior Brewing Company
  • Falling Knife Brewing Company
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Company
  • Fulton Brewing
  • HeadFlyer Brewing
  • High Pines Brewing Co
  • Humble Forager
  • Jack Links Bloody Mary
  • Kinney Creek Brewery
  • Lake Monster Brewing
  • Lift Bridge Brewery
  • Luce Line Brewing Co.
  • Lupulin Brewing Company
  • Modist Brewing Company
  • Oliphant Brewing
  • OMNI Brewing
  • Pryes Brewing Company
  • Samuel Adams
  • Sociable Cider Werks
  • Surly Brewing
  • The Freehouse
  • Thesis Beer Project
  • Tin Whiskers Brewing Co.
  • Toppling Goliath
  • Truly Hard Seltzer
  • Twisted Tea Brewing Company
  • Urban Growler Brewing COmpany
  • Utepils Brewing
  • Warpigs
  • Wild State Cider

Download Official Program (1.4MB PDF)

Questions?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who can come to the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest?
Only persons 21 years or older with a valid ID can enter the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest grounds (including Designated Drivers). No children or pets (service dogs are accepted).
The St. Paul Summer Beer Fest starts at 1pm for Early Admission ticketholders, 2pm for General Admission ticketholders, and ends at 5pm sharp. Brewery Representatives are not allowed to pour samples after 5pm. Please be prepared to leave the festival promptly at 5pm.

Bring an open mind to try the wonderful styles of craft beer available. Please come well hydrated and take advantage of water stations located throughout the grounds, water will also help cleanse your palette. Don't rush through samples, take time to enjoy the aroma and the flavor.

No outside drinks or food may be allowed in the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest grounds. Food will be available for purchase within the facility. Cash and Credit Card accepted. Drinking on a empty stomach is never a good idea, so have something to eat when you get to the fest.

Parking is available in the public parking lot for FREE. There is FREE overnight parking, so be responsible and DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!
Yes, basic medical staff will be present in addition to police during the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest.
Can a Designated Driver Ticket holder still sample beer?
No, DD ticket holders will not be permitted to sample any beer. Any Designated Driver Ticket holder that is seen drinking at the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest will be escorted out immediately. Designated Drivers Ticket holders must be 21+ and present valid photo ID for entry.
Water stations can be found throughout the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. A Designated Driver Table will have a selection of craft sodas and water. General Admission attendees can also visit the Designated Driver Table for soda and water.

  • VIP HOUR The Johnson Brothers featuring members of Kind Country
  • 2:05 - 3:15pm Gentleman Speaker
  • 3:30 - 5pm Mark Joseph and the American Soul

The St. Paul Summer Beer Fest People's Choice Award is given to the most voted beer of the fest. Voting for the award will take place at a designated table on the grounds. Votes must be submitted by 4pm to count.
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Sponsors

The St. Paul Summer Beer Fest is made possible in part by these fantastic sponsors!